Another little smartphone that created quite a bit of interest was the AT&T exclusive Nokia E71x. Much like the original Nokia E71, the E71x is a very thin device weighing just under 4.5 ounces and comes with a 320 x 240 QVGA display, full QWERTY keyboard, 8 GB storage, high-speed 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Mark Louison, President, Nokia Inc. said, “The E71x is a lean, mean multimedia machine for busy people who want Internet-on-the-go capabilities in the palm of their hands.”
This skinny Nokia comes with an upgraded Symbian S60 with Feature Pack 2 (which features a handy “Show open apps” option throughout all apps) as well as some AT&T services such as AT&T Music, AT&T Mail, and AT&T Navigator. It even has support for QuickOffice. The best feature is probably the new lower price of 100 USD after mail-in rebate. The Nokia AT&T E71x should become available within the next few weeks.
While the Symbian isn’t open source yet, that is due to change in the first half of this year.